In the very near future Redeemer Church in Hudson, Ohio (my church) will begin a new sermon series on the Book of Revelation. For the record, choosing a commentary on Revelation is a difficult task for many reasons. Nevertheless, here's a few commentaries worth digging into in preparation for our series or just for your own studies.
Revelation by Leon Morris
"The book of Revelation is, I fear, a very neglected book. Its symbolism
belongs to the first century, not to our own age," says Leon Morris in
the preface to his commentary on Revelation. Here he explains the
significance of the symbolism and shows the bearing of the message of
Revelation on the problems of the day in which it was written. The
original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset
and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover
design for the series. The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long
been a trusted resource for Bible study.
The Book of Revelation by G. K. Beale
Many Reformed and evangelical scholars argue that Beale has written the
best available contemporary commentary on Revelation. In many respects,
it is outstanding. Beale’s commentary is the place to turn for insight on the many Old Testament allusions and echoes in the book of Revelation. - Keith Mathison
Revelation by Simon Kistemaker
Revelation completes Baker's award-winning New Testament Commentary
series composed for the benefit of pastors and serious Bible students
who desire high-quality evangelical scholarship communicated with
In this volume, Kistemaker provides a comprehensive look
into one of the most intriguing books of the Bible. He shows that the
Book of Revelation is indeed "a divinely constructed volume in which God
shows his handiwork."
Simon J. Kistemaker (Ph.D., Free University, Amsterdam) is emeritus
professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando.
He received Gold Medallion Awards for four of the volumes in this
series: Hebrews, James and 1-3 John, Acts, and 1 Corinthians.